Katy Steele to headline Skyfest Australia Day celebrations

Singer, songwriter Katy Steele is looking forward to playing some new music and Little Birdy classics on Australia Day. Image supplied.
Singer, songwriter Katy Steele is looking forward to playing some new music and Little Birdy classics on Australia Day. Image supplied.

Singer and songwriter Katy Steele will headline the entertainment for this year’s SkyFest Australia Day celebrations on Saturday. Remembered as the frontwoman for award-winning band Little Birdy, Steele launched her solo career in 2016 with ‘Human’ which debuted at #23 on the ARIA Album chart.

I’m really excited to play in Bunbury, I love it down there and hopefully we get some good weather.”

Recently returning from five months in Europe, Steele has settled in Australia and is working on a new album, which she hopes to release later this year. 

“I’m looking forward to coming down, it should be a really fun show,” she said. 

“I'm going to be playing some Little Birdy songs, which is something I haven’t done in a very long time – I’ll be playing some stuff from the solo record too, which is upbeat and fun.”

Although the direction of her music has changed throughout the years, Steele said it would always be about the song writing.

“I’ve done a lot of co-writing with people over the years so there are songs that I’ve written and I just really want to put them out,” she said.

“Hopefully this year will be prolific for me.”

Following the birth of her baby girl last year, Steele said it had been a life changing experience and had influenced her music. 

“She’s amazing, she’s really into music, which isn’t surprising, we’re really blessed to have a baby that is really calm and she comes on the road with us,” she said.

“It’s definitely made me a better woman and a stronger woman and changed my life for the better.”

Steele said the Australia Day show was going to be great and she plans to road test some new material to see what fans like. 

“I’m really excited to play in Bunbury, I love it down there and hopefully we get some good weather,” she said. 

The SkyFest Australia Day celebrations will also feature local musicians Laine Wolfe, Tracey Barnett, 2s a Crowd, Down Under and The Hunting Birds and kicks off at 3.55pm. For more visit bunbury.wa.gov.au.